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A Festival of Lights

How well do you know your Menorah?

A Festival of Lights

Hannukah is observed by the kindling of one light on the Menorah every night for eight nights.

While there are eight days in the celebration, the Menorah features a ninth light—the shamash—raised in the center of the Menorah.

Why does the Menorah hold a ninth light?

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